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Scholarships Awarded By South River EMC’s Power Source Volunteers

South River Electric Membership Corporation’s volunteer organization, the Power Source Volunteers, awarded scholarships to five admirable high school seniors this year.

Ashley Darroch, daughter of Hank and Kristey Darroch of Bunnlevel, will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend Campbell University to study biology.

The following recipients received scholarships in the amount of $500: Taylor Blauser, daughter of Jay and Lisa Blauser of Autryville, plans to attend N.C. State University; Lauren Colonair, daughter of Mark and Grace Colonair of Fayetteville, will attend UNC-Chapel Hill. Janna Sims, daughter of John Sims and Julia McPhail of Autryville, plans to attend Fayetteville State University. Cody Vazquez, son of Juan and Danna Vazquez of Spring Lake, will attend Liberty University.

Factors considered in granting scholarships include: character, moral standards, citizenship, past and present academic performance, letters of recommendation, statements of career goals and qualifications; extra-curricular activities; and a personal interview with a three member interview panel.

The Power Source Volunteers are a volunteer committee comprised of members of South River EMC. The committee is dedicated to serving the Cooperative through community activities and goodwill. Funds for the scholarships are raised primarily through the Annual Oyster Roast and Shrimparoo held in March in cooperation with the United Way of Harnett County.

South River EMC is a locally-owned and operated electric cooperative, which provides electric service to 43,000 homes, farms and businesses in parts of Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties

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